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Social franchising
23 Oct 2014 | Social franchising

Social franchising in focus

Social franchising is one of the innovative ways in which we deliver services to the world’s most under-served people. To mark this week's Global Conference on Social Franchising for Health, we ask our Head of Social Franchising, Brendan Hayes, how social franchising works and why it has such potential to expand a...

What is social franchising?

Social franchising is an approach to delivering healthcare that recognises that the private sector is a major contributor to health services in many countries around the world. This includes small, private providers who deliver healthcare to the poorest and most marginalised sections of society.

However, the quality of private sector services is often low and fails to prioritise preventative healthcare such as family planning....

Social franchising is one of the innovative ways in which we deliver services to the world’s most under-served people. To mark this week's Global Conference on Social Franchising for Health, we ask our Head of Social Franchising, Brendan Hayes, how social franchising works and why it has such potential to expand access to healthcare.

Social franchising in focus

Dawn Purvis
17 Oct 2014 | Centres

Hopes for the women of Northern Ireland

As Marie Stopes Northern Ireland prepares to mark its second anniversary, Programme Director Dawn Purvis sends a message of thanks to...

Hopes for the women of Northern Ireland

Youth education in Myanmar
16 Oct 2014 | Family planning

Spirit festivals to smartphones: HIV prevention in Myanmar

Our team in Myanmar's work with men who have sex with men, sex workers and young people, shows that adapting and...

Spirit festivals to smartphones: HIV prevention in Myanmar

Marie Stopes with nurses
15 Oct 2014 | Family planning

Celebrating Marie Stopes' birthday

15th October marks the birthday of the woman whose pioneering spirit we carry forward today.

Celebrating Marie Stopes' birthday

Mongolian delegation
01 Oct 2014 | Family planning

Mongolian government delegation visits Marie Stopes International...

We were delighted to host a visit from a delegation of Mongolian parliamentarians, government...

Mongolian government delegation visits Marie Stopes International on UK study tour

Woman in hospital
26 Sep 2014 | Safe abortion and post-abortion care

A time to question, a time to act

Today is International Day of Action for the Decriminalisation of Abortion - a time to question what abortion really means and why it happens,...

A time to question, a time to act

World Contraception Day 2014
26 Sep 2014 | Young people

This World Contraception Day, it’s Time to Act

Today is World Contraception Day, a day to break down the taboos surrounding sex and educate young people on the importance of...

This World Contraception Day, it’s Time to Act

UN chamber
24 Sep 2014 | Safe abortion and post-abortion care

View from the UN: the scourge of unsafe abortion

Mina Barling, in New York for the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly, reflects on the scourge of unsafe abortion...

View from the UN: the scourge of unsafe abortion

Young Tanzanians
24 Sep 2014 | Young people

Why the SDGs must deliver for young people

Tanzania is at a turning point. With over 50% of the population under the age of 20*, Tanzania is younger than it has ever been and...

Why the SDGs must deliver for young people

Time to act
22 Sep 2014 | Safe abortion and post-abortion care

Time to act: we can and must do more to save women's lives

This week, world leaders meet in New York to discuss the future of global development. We want to remind them, and...

Time to act: we can and must do more to save women's lives

Family planning clients
22 Sep 2014 | Family planning

COMMENT: How can we make women count when the numbers don't...

It's an inconvenient truth to those who are allegedly 'pro-life' that millions of women...

COMMENT: How can we make women count when the numbers don't add up?

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